Manatee's Anthony Lauro
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BRADENTON -- Three Manatee teams head into playoff action tonight, with dreams of state titles in the air. Coming off their best season ever, 9-1 Palmetto should have an easy time with an overmatched Auburndale team at home, where you can expect Harllee Stadium to be jam packed.
Manatee will host a Pinellas Park team that should also be little more than a tune-up game for the red-hot Hurricanes. Lakewood Ranch drew the short straw and will head up to Seffner, just north of Brandon, to take on national powerhouse Armwood, who's ranked number 2 in the nation by ESPN.
All Games kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
Pinellas Park @ Manatee
Auburndale @ Palmetto
Lakewood Ranch @ Armwood (map)
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